Alas, my only option
When I first visited this shop, I found the owner (La Raine) to be extremely rude. She was insensitive about my budget ("Your dad needs to get used to the idea that weddings are expensive!") and when she was taking my measurements she bluntly informed me that I should never tell anyone that I was petite - that I just have short legs. This came out of nowhere, by the way. The person who actually helped me, Jen, was awesome, but as soon as you get to the point of purchasing your dress the owner will lend her "personal touch" to the transaction. She makes a point of getting involved in every bride's experience, unfortunately for the bride.
I recounted this experience to another friend of mine (who got married in 09), and she told me that when she visited the shop La Raine made disparaging comments about her weight. She promptly spent her $2,600 elsewhere.
However, I must admit that the shop has a great selection of wonderful dresses. It's not the biggest selection in town, but La Raine's carries several hard-to-find dress lines/designers. I went to 11 shops and called several more and couldn't find another in Georgia who could even order the dress I loved most, so I had to return to La Raine's and purchase it there. It's a real shame, because I had to put up with rude La Raine once again. I hated that she got my business, but once you've found "the dress", it's really difficult to change your mind!
Also, the shop itself is beautiful, and again, Jen was fantastic.